About this listing
It's irresistibly cosy, with a stove, books, and records. It's a 4 minute walk from the beach, and a 9 minute walk to the nearest pint.
Check-in: After 3 pm if we've had someone leave that morning
Check-out: 11 am if another guest is due to arrive that day.
Otherwise we're easy.
The Acorn is a self-contained apartment attached to a family home on the Dingle Peninsula. It is a four minute walk to one of many stunning, unspoiled beaches. The Acorn is an intimate open-plan hideaway with a kitchen, living space, double bed and work desk. It has a bathroom with an electric shower. Linen and towels are provided. It has a large selection of books, DVDs and vinyl but there is no TV. There is internet access. There is a safe parking space. Surfboards and wetsuits are available on request.
We have just installed a stove in the space, so it will be proper cosy now!
Guests will be left to their own devices but we work from home so are usually here to offer help with travel plans or share our local knowledge.
Nestled between sea and mountains, the Acorn is on 3/4 of an acre, surrounded by mature trees. It is situated on the outskirts of Castlegregory village which is known for its fishing, water sports, surfing, hill-walking, and white sandy beaches, so much so it is known as the Gold Coast. It is also part of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's first long-distance touring route. There are a number of fine eateries and pubs servicing the area, especially during the Summer season. There are two grocery shops, a pharmacy, a post office, a hairdresser's, beautician's, butcher's, laundrette and a gift shop.
There is a practically non-existent bus service (passes once a week!), so own transport is unfortunately mandatory! Unless you are alright hitching. Michael is, and never waits longer than 25 minutes for a lift.
The Acorn is a superb base from which to explore this incredible peninsula but it's also a great little space to enjoy some serious down time.
No public transport. :(
Other Things to Note
Because of the thick walls in our house, and our rural position, internet can be a bit patchy, so if you are planning a Netflix marathon or staging an international webinar, the Acorn might not be the place!
We have kept the Acorn cat-free for a buddy of ours who is allergic. We would prefer if guests didn't smoke tobacco in there (it'll kill ya in the end!)
We have check in time set at 3 and check out at 11am. These are flexible when we don't have another guest arriving or departing. Check the calendar, or check with us!
We loved our stay at the Acorn, really more like a fantasy place seems to be surrounded by fairies and magical creatures from the countryside!We enjoyed the way of life we could live there,especially feed the birds, our son woke up every morning expecting that moment! And we appreciated a lot to end our days with a pleasant walk to the beach near the house,such a view!
Ailbhe and Michael are very keen people. We felt like in a cocoon in their cosy house. Well and tastefully furnished, clean and comfortable. Plus, there are great music to listen to and many books to read.
We had a fantastic time at the Acorn. It is a lovely and comfy place, and Ailbhe and her family are warm and attentive hosts. We would go back any time and can highly recommend it. Not only the house itself, the setting and surroundings are wonderful as well: A beautiful beach, ideal for strolls, as well as hiking routes are just around the corner.
It was so nice, to stay at the acorn! Ailbhe & Michael are perfect hosts and the spots around are just awesome! ( beach, etc....) Also the freshly backed bred, which we get at the arrival! thank you so much for that wonderful stay and sunny regards from vienna!
Het ontvangst was warm en welkom! Wilde bloemen en een heerlijk zelfgebakken brood stonden voor ons klaar.
Duidelijke beschrijving van het huisje en omgeving. Gezellig met een houtkachel in de koude dagen die wij hadden.
Ailbhe and Michael are such wonderful hosts! From the moment we arrived everything about the cottage was perfect! We were greeted with freshly baked bread, homemade chutney, a cosy and comfortable atmosphere and interesting books and records to enjoy. The surrounding area is so peaceful and calm with a beautiful beach only a short walk away. The cottage is also perfectly located for exploring the Dingle peninsula with its breathtaking views and walks and delicious, fresh seafood. We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and would highly recommend the Acorn to anybody looking for peace and quiet!
Un bel endroit pour découvrir la péninsule de Dingle et ses paysages fantastiques. Un accueil discret mais très attentionné (merci en particulier pour le délicieux pain fait maison).
About the Host, Ailbhe & Michael
Ailbhe & Michael are the parents of two small chublets. When they have the time to pursue other interests they like to make and watch films, dust down their dancing shoes, pick up a ping pong bat and faff about their gaff and garden.